Chris Clemons DL SEA 6 Months
Seahawks activated DE Chris Clemons (knee) from the active/PUP list.
Clemons is still highly questionable for Week 1, but the Seahawks clearly believe he'll be ready in fewer than six games, which is what reserve/PUP would have cost him. It's excellent news for a Seattle pass rush that's really hurting due to injury and suspension. Clemons has notched at least 11 sacks three straight seasons.
Chris Clemons DL SEA 7 Months
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes DE Chris Clemons (knee) still has a chance to be ready for Week 1.
Clemons is on the PUP list after tearing up his knee (ACL, meniscus) in the Seahawks' Wild Card win over the Redskins, but has been progressing on schedule. Activating Clemons for Week 1 would be an aggressive move, but aggressive moves are the norm under Carroll and GM John Schneider.
Chris Clemons DL SEA 8 Months
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons believes he'll be ready for the regular season opener Sept. 8 at Carolina.
Clemons suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee in the playoffs, and had surgery in January. Most ACL injuries take nine-to-12 months to recover from, and Clemons will only be six-months removed from surgery when training camp starts July 25. It's a positive sign that Clemons appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery, but we still doubt he'll be cleared to play by Seattle's opener.
Chris Clemons DL SEA 10 Months
The Everett Herald confirms Seahawks DE Chris Clemons (torn ACL) is uncertain to be ready for the start of the season.
Clemons is a candidate for the reserve/PUP list after tearing his left ACL and meniscus in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. The Seahawks have operated as if Clemons isn't even on the roster this offseason, signing Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett and using two draft picks on defensive linemen. The organization likely considers whatever Clemons can add in 2013 a bonus.
Chris Clemons DL SEA Feb 22 '13
GM John Schneider says he's not sure if DE Chris Clemons (torn ACL) will be ready for Week 1.
"I can't say; it's too early to know with that right now," Schneider said. "But he's doing a great job. I believe he's ahead of schedule. I know he's working like crazy." Clemons underwent surgery just a month ago, and the recovery time is six to eight months. Seattle will be looking for pass rushers in free agency and the draft.
Chris Clemons DL SEA Jan 18 '13
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons underwent surgery Thursday to repair his torn left ACL and meniscus.
The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews and comes with a 6-8 month recovery timetable. Seattle's top pass rusher will be questionable for training camp. Coach Pete Carroll confirmed the team will be seeking more pass-rush help this offseason.
Chris Clemons DL SEA Jan 14 '13
Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team will be on the lookout for more pass-rushing help this offseason.
Seattle finished in the middle of the pack this season with their 36 sacks, but with Chris Clemons tearing his ACL in the Wild Card round of the playoffs and Jason Jones set for free agency, the team is looking awfully thin on the edges heading into the offseason. Bruce Irvin will look to take the next step in his sophomore season while Greg Scruggs is another intriguing young player.
Chris Clemons DL SEA Jan 09 '13
Seahawks placed DE Chris Clemons (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Clemons sustained a torn ACL and meniscus on the shoddy turf at FedEx Field Sunday. The Seahawks' best pass rusher, who is owed $6 million in base salary in 2013, will now be in a race to get ready for training camp. First-round rookie Bruce Irvin will replace Clemons in the starting lineup for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Falcons.
Chris Clemons DL SEA Jan 07 '13
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Seahawks DE Chris Clemons has suffered a torn ACL and meniscus.
Clemons will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday and will obviously miss the rest of the playoffs. He'll be up against it to make it back for Week 1 next season. First-round rookie Bruce Irvin will now play a much larger role next week against the Falcons. Clemons had 11.5 sacks this season. He's signed through 2014.